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SMC Networks Launches HomePlug AV Ethernet Adapter for the SOHO


2009-04-09 12:41:36

New HomePlug AV Ethernet Adapter Allows Easy Setup And Fast Networking For Homes And Small Offices April 2009 - SMC Networks, a leading provider of LAN hardware and broadband connectivity devices, today announced the launch of its HomePlug AV Ethernet Adapter (SMCHPAV-ETH) with data transfer rates of up to 200Mbps, making it ideal for real-time applications in home or small office networks.

The adapter is easy to install and turns each available AC power outlet into a network connection point, making it the most cost-effective way to create or extend a home network, without the need to run expensive cabling or perform extensive network configuration. The Ethernet port simply connects to network-enabled devices such as PCs, modems, routers or gaming consoles.

128-bit AES encryption guarantees maximum data security. It also supports the Quality of Service to manage data rates of up to 200Mbps, allowing multimedia streaming, IPTV, VoIP and broadband networking. As the adapter is HomePlug AV compliant, it can co-exist with other HomePlug 1.0 devices without interferences.

"With the ever increasing demand for real-time applications, customers are increasingly looking for the easiest way to extend their networks with affordable hardware," comments Thierry Gonon, General Manager EMEA at SMC Networks. "The new HomePlug AV Adapter is simple to set up and cost effective as users can simply plug one into an AC power outlet near the device they want to add to the network."

Bullet Points:

  • Easily connects Ethernet enabled devices via the electrical power network
  • Fast file transfers with up to 200Mbps data rate
  • Simple plug and play installation for immediate connectivity
  • 200Mbps HomePlug AV compliant; co-exists with HomePlug 1.0 devices
  • Quality of Service (QoS) ensures smooth data transfer and multimedia streaming
  • Push-button 128-bit AES encryption for maximum data security
  • Wall-mount form factor turns any AC power outlet into an Ethernet connection

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